On July 4th, American Independence Day, Romain Jerome introduced a new model celebrating the 127th anniversary of the dedication of Miss Liberty. The new creation, called the RJ Liberty-DNA Black fittingly features a black PVD-coated bronze bezel, echoing the true nature of The Statue of Liberty.
Housed in a 46mm black PVD-coated steel case, the bezel of the timepiece has been designed to perfectly cover and protect the dial. The spikes of the crown, said to represent our planet’s seven continents, are illustrated here as time indicators, replacing the numerals on the dial and allowing the tips of the hands to appear through the crown’s “windows”. The dial composed of copper from the Statue of Liberty is now available in light grey and has been oxidized.
The RJ logo is featured at 12 o’clock. The facetted and polished hour and minute hands have been blackened to highlight the sharp appearance of this unique timepiece. The case is held by four paws in black PVD-coated steel creating RJ-Romain Jerome’s signature X, found across each dial of the brand’s watch collections. A medallion on each case back of the collection shows the flame of freedom lighting up the stars of the American flag with the number of each limited edition delicately engraved.
The watch comes on a black hornback and the piece is limited to just 125 pieces as a nod to its big sister, the original Liberty-DNA model that celebrated Miss Liberty’s 125th Anniversary in 2012. The watch will retail for a party sized US$14,900.
Mechanical self winding movement
Frequency 28,800 v/h
Jewelling 23 jewels
Power reserve 42 hours
Water resistance 3atm (30 meters)
Functions Central hours & minutes
Case Ø46 mm
Black PVD-coated steel
Engraved case back depicting the flame of liberty lighting up the stars and stripes of the American flag
Bezel PVD coated bronze bezel which recalls the aesthetic of the statue’s famous crown
Dial Grey lacquered dial containing the DNA of the Statue of Liberty
Hands Black facetted, polished and sandblasted hands
Strap Black hornback strap
Limited edition 125 pieces
Retail price USD 14,900.
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